Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An African measure of capacity, ranging at different places from 7½ to 18 gallons, used by the negroes in the sale of palm-oil, grain, pulse, etc. It may be a tub, a basket, or an earthen pot.

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  • Mike swatted a mosquito off his ankle, lit a cigarette, and sat on the curba few steps away.

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  • Desi Hayden l-a depasit pe Dovizioso in ultima curba, italianul de la Honda Repsol s-a dovedit a fi mult mai puternic pe linia dreapta, Dovizioso terminand pe locul al treilea, la doar 0.011 secunde fata de "Kentucky Kid".

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